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thisfullhouse Patient Expert

Aberdeen, New Jersey
6 people living in a 7 room house? This Full House is a full-frontal encounter into my life as a SAHM, lover of multi-functional gadgets, slayer of ALL appliances proved slow and/or inefficient, with 4 children, 2 cats, 1 super hyper sock-eating chocolate lab and 2 damned much laundry. I make... Full Bio
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Teen-friendly Tapas: easy-peasy chicken and waffles recipe. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A drizzle of warm honey and a sprinkling of fresh chives dress-up these chicken topped mini waffles, very nicely! Last month, I was invited to meet with U.S. Olympic legends ... Read on »
We don't need no stinkin' Rainbow Loom vlog! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My youngest daughter and I were cruising the aisles at Michael's (a.k.a. our second home, besides Home Depot and Lowe's, especially at this time of the year) and it didn't t ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Restore the Shore by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Took a drive to Manasquan Beach this week, they're still working on it. Restoretheshore.com has partnered with several non-profit organizations providing on-going relief to ... Read on »
World Toilet Day: show your support, pledge to save water and a $200.00 gift card giveaway. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Did you know that today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day?!? I know what you're thinking -- seriously, what's next, National Bathtub Week?!? Okay, here's the thing, but wh ... Read on »
I don't remember ordering coffee light, sweet or upside down. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am SO NOT a morning person, however, as long as there's a cup of coffee handed to me within the first few minutes of opening my eyes, along with a clear path to a vacant b ... Read on »
It's not creeping, I'm just appreciating good curb appeal. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh, but if these houses could only talk... Our friends at GM were kind enough to send us a loaner, this week. They knew Melisa was visiting with us from Chicago and thought ... Read on »
Because even Type A's sometimes need a Plan B. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our middle daughter loves New England and has always dreamed of attending Boston University, since she was in middle school. So, we made an appointment to take a tour of the ... Read on »
Thanks for the memories, we miss you already. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Melisa and I drove down to Seaside Heights, yesterday. I hadn't been back since Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Jersey shore a little over a year ago, so it was a bitter ... Read on »
Sharing in a little bit of November magic. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When my husband, Garth (not his real name) heard that Melisa was going to visit with us, his initial reaction was, "Uhhhhhh, okay then, where are you going to take her?" Con ... Read on »
Sandy Castle, the world's tallest sandcastle. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the many reasons I love living on the central Jersey coast (yes, ON PURPOSE!) is our close proximity to, well, everything. Agricultural and dairy farms, campgrounds, ... Read on »
The Birthday Gif(t) by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Happy 20th Birthday, Holly! Enough said. © 2003 - 2013 This Full House I'm NaBloPoMo-ing it, feel free to check out what I've NaBloPoMo-ed, so far (PHEW!) and let me know ho ... Read on »
Teens don't smile, or remember stuff right. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting He is super-excited about our lunch date, on the inside!!! The kids had the day off from school on Friday, so my son and I spent the afternoon testing out the media room at ... Read on »
Pure Jill: a new collection of uncomplicated style from J.Jill by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting photo credit: my 17yo soon-to-be college student (HOLD ME!) I never thought of getting dressed as being all that difficult, really. Aaaaand, then I had kids!!!! Let's just s ... Read on »
Summer in a bottle... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's the start of our busy season of celebrations here at This Full House of mismatched socks and stinky feet, beginning with the birthdays of my three oldest in November, D ... Read on »
I don't need anyone to tell me what a bad mother I am. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you were to ask me my BIGGEST parenting struggle over the years -- as a mom of 4 kids under the age of 10 vs. as a mom of teens -- the answer would STILL be the same: I.. ... Read on »
Sisterfriends.... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting BlogHer '09: where I met up with my friend Jenn for the first time, IRL! I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary of blogging -- yep, I threw myself a REAL BIG party too, i ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Happy Birthday, Melisa! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Me, meeting Melisa (a.k.a. SuburbanScrawl.com) for the first time IRL during BlogHer '09 More linky love bytes: Wordless Wednesday HQ, 5 Minutes for Mom ©2003 -2013 This Ful ... Read on »
I have faith in my husband's DIY abilities, enough for the both of us! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was 5 months pregnant with our first when we moved into our house and, 20 years later, my husband Garth (not his real name) and I still lovingly refer to it as, "our start ... Read on »
Kellogg's #GreatStarts 2014 Olympic Team & My Teen Idol, Jim Craig: sharing their stories to help... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Kellogg's #GreatStarts bloggers, standing left to right: Deanna, Caryn, Jaime, Crystal, Me, Danielle (that's Jim Craig, SQUEEEE!!!) and Fred standing next to the adorable Ch ... Read on »
Kids Grow Up, Leaves Continue to Fall, You'll Get Over It (Okay, now you tell me!) by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was never a big fan of daylight savings time -- especially in the spring, when my kids were younger and they would run around at 8:00 p.m., their bodies insisting that...N ... Read on »